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Facing the Public
LLL Productions

Texts by Martina Evans
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt

Facing the Public was a showcase of poetry and prose by Martina Evans. It was also a first exploration for Mark C. Hewitt of the craft of directing, linked to a Cultural Leadership Bursary from the National Association of Literature Development. The work explored, as Martina described it, "a detailed vision of Ireland that goes between the world of my parents and grandparents in the 1920s and my own childhood in the 1970s". The R&D led to a scratch performance at the Lewes Live Literature Festival 2007. The collection of poems, Facing the Public, was first published by Anvil Press in 2009.

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Left: Martina Evans © Barbara Piemonte, 2006 / Right: young Martina in Communion Dress

FacingthePublic R&D
Rehearsals at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, 2009